curriculum vitae

David-Emil Wickström
David-Emil Wickström

Name: Prof. Dr. David-Emil Wickström
E-mail: For my current email address please visit and find my name there.

Mother tongue: English, Swedish, Norwegian
Fluent: German, Esperanto
Others: Russian (since autumn 2003, conversational level), French (2 years, basic knowledge)
Latin (6 years, with Latinum), Old-Norse (1. term, basic knowledge)

Academic degrees

  • 10/2014: Professor an der Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • 09/2009: PhD in musicology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark with a dissertation on Post-Soviet popular music
  • 09/2003: Candidatus philologiae in ethnomusicology, University of Bergen, Norway with a thesis on the revival of Norwegian vocal folk music
  • 06/1999: Abitur, Schiller-Oberschule (Gymnasium) (high school), Berlin, Germany

Honors, Awards

  • 10/2004-10/2005: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V.: one year research grant for doctoral-students for fieldwork in St. Petersburg, Russia

Work experience

  • 10/2010-: Pop Music Design Degree Program Administrator, since 06/2012 also Head of the library, Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 10/2009-03/2010: Research assistant, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 03/2006-06/2009: PhD fellow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 08/2002-09/2003: Field recordings for the Arne Bjørndals samling, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 01/2002-09/2003: Webdesigner and webmaster, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 04/2000-02/2001: Norwegian language-tutor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 06/2002-08/2002, 08/2000-10/2000, 08/1999-10/1999: Citation and Motion Clerk, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Guest lectureships

  • Winter term 2018-19: Musics of the world, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Stuttgart


  • 09/2004: Rostovskii gosudarstvennyi muzykal’nyi teatr (The State Musical Theater of Rostov), Rostov/Don, Russia
  • 03/2004-04/2004: Recording studio Vinilkosmo (, Toulouse, France
  • 06/1995: Travel agency Finnland-Ferien, Berlin, Germany

Education and training

  • 03/2006-06/2009: PhD-fellow in musicology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 10/2004-02/2006: Dissertation-fieldwork in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 04/2004-03/2006: Doctoral student of musicology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 08/2001-09/2003: Hovedfag in ethnomusicology, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 10/1999-07/2001: Grundstudium in musicology and Scandinavian studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 09/1985-06/1999: Elementary and high schools in Norway, Austria and Germany

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